Top Bebop Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
331
John Coltrane Giant Steps Hard Bop 1960
2
383
Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus Hard Bop 1957
3
394
Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um Post-Bop 1959
4
518
Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music (Volume One) 1951
5
531
Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners Hard Bop 1957
6
642
Oliver Nelson The Blues and the Abstract Truth Hard Bop 1961
7
683
The Quintet Jazz at Massey Hall/The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever 1953
8
686
John Coltrane My Favorite Things Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1961
9
698
Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else Hard Bop 1958
10
714
John Coltrane Blue Train Hard Bop 1958
11
737
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers [Moanin'] Hard Bop 1959
12
760
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Post-Bop 1966
13
857
Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery Hard Bop 1960
14
860
Lee Morgan The Sidewinder Hard Bop 1964
15
889
Horace Silver Song for My Father Hard Bop 1965
16
898
Bud Powell The Amazing Bud Powell 1952
17
906
Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus Post-Bop 1956
18
1047
Charles Mingus Blues and Roots Post-Bop 1960
19
1084
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Hard Bop 1961
20
1141
Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 1952
21
1149
Clifford Brown & Max Roach Daahoud/Clifford Brown & Max Roach Hard Bop 1954
22
1163
Sonny Rollins The Bridge Hard Bop 1962
23
1165
Miles Davis Milestones Hard Bop 1958
24
1235
Sonny Rollins Way Out West Hard Bop 1957
25
1249
John Coltrane Coltrane "Live" at the Village Vanguard Hard Bop Modal Jazz 1962
26
1250
Sonny Rollins A Night at the "Village Vanguard" Hard Bop 1958
27
1343
Miles Davis Nefertiti Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1968
28
1356
Dexter Gordon Our Man in Paris Hard Bop 1963
29
1359
Art Blakey Quintet A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 Hard Bop 1954
30
1407
Hank Mobley Soul Station Hard Bop 1960
31
1408
Dexter Gordon Go Hard Bop 1962
32
1462
Miles Davis Round About Midnight Hard Bop 1957
33
1466
Miles Davis Miles Smiles Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1967
34
1572
Charles Mingus Tijuana Moods/New Tijuana Moods Post-Bop 1962
35
1605
Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Post-Bop 1968
36
1633
Thelonious Monk Monk's Music Hard Bop 1958
37
1679
McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy Post-Bop 1967
38
1688
Sun Ra Jazz in Silhouette Post-Bop 1958
39
1691
Sonny Clark Cool Struttin' Hard Bop 1958
40
1785
Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Post-Bop 1964
41
1863
Wayne Shorter Juju Modal Jazz 1965
42
1867
Horace Silver Horace Silver Quintet (Vol. 1 & 2)/Horace Silver and The Jazz Messengers Hard Bop 1955
43
1876
Miles Davis Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1957
44
1877
Miles Davis Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1961
45
1881
Jackie McLean Let Freedom Ring Post-Bop 1962
46
1907
Dizzy Gillespie Groovin' High 1955
47
1930
J. J. Johnson With Clifford Brown/The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1 1953
48
1934
Sonny Rollins Freedom Suite Hard Bop 1958
49
1935
Herbie Hancock Takin' Off Hard Bop, Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1962
50
1939
Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Inflated Tear Post-Bop 1968
51
1954
Benny Carter Further Definitions Swing 1962
52
1977
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Rip, Rig and Panic Post-Bop 1965
53
1984
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie Bird & Diz 1952
54
2000
Lee Morgan Search for the New Land Post-Bop 1966
55
2023
Clifford Brown & Max Roach Study in Brown Hard Bop 1955
56
2029
Ornette Coleman Something Else!!!! Hard Bop 1958
57
2039
Joe Henderson Page One Hard Bop 1963
58
2072
Miles Davis Relaxin' with The Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1958
59
2081
Sonny Rollins Tenor Madness Hard Bop 1956
60
2087
Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles Hard Bop 1964
61
2125
Art Blakey Quintet A Night at Birdland Vol. 2 Hard Bop 1954
62
2128
Wes Montgomery Full House: Recorded 'Live' at Tsubo - Berkeley, California Hard Bop 1962
63
2186
Grant Green Idle Moments Hard Bop 1965
64
2242
Eric Dolphy At the Five Spot, Vol. 1 Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1961
65
2310
Cannonball Adderley Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! - Live at 'The Club' Hard Bop Soul Jazz 1967
66
2311
Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery Smokin' at the Half Note Hard Bop 1965
67
2335
Larry Young Unity Post-Bop 1966
68
2355
Thelonious Monk Monk's Dream Hard Bop 1963
69
2409
Wynton Kelly Kelly Blue Hard Bop 1959
70
2443
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Trio Hard Bop 1953
71
2444
Joe Henderson Inner Urge Hard Bop 1966
72
2530
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Hard Bop 1963
73
2658
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers A Night in Tunisia Hard Bop 1961
74
2681
Miles Davis E.S.P. Post-Bop 1965
75
2698
Wynton Marsalis Black Codes (from the Underground) Post-Bop 1985
76
2725
Freddie Hubbard Hub-Tones Hard Bop 1962
77
2728
John McLaughlin Extrapolation Post-Bop 1969
78
2774
Horace Silver Blowin' the Blues Away Hard Bop 1959
79
2814
John Coltrane Crescent Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1964
80
2818
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Hard Bop 1963
81
2834
John Coltrane Africa/Brass Hard Bop, Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1961
82
2853
Steve Lacy Reflections: Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk Post-Bop 1959
83
2857
Charles Mingus Oh Yeah Post-Bop 1962
84
2884
Lee Morgan Cornbread Hard Bop 1967
85
2888
John Coltrane Live at Birdland Post-Bop 1964
86
2889
Wayne Shorter Adam's Apple Hard Bop, Post-Bop 1967
87
2900
Booker Little Out Front Hard Bop 1961
88
2906
John Coltrane Coltrane Plays the Blues Hard Bop 1962
89
2912
Art Blakey Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk Hard Bop 1958
90
2938
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Himself Hard Bop 1957
91
2947
Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Stitt For Musicians Only 1956
92
2950
Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster/Blue Saxophones Post-Bop 1959

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Charles Mingus Mingus at Antibes Post-Bop 1976
Miles Davis My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert Post-Bop 1965
Miles Davis Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop 1959
Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins & Sonny Stitt Sonny Side Up 1958
Clifford Brown & Max Roach At Basin Street Hard Bop 1956
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette Standards Live Post-Bop 1986
Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery Bags Meets Wes! Hard Bop 1962
John Coltrane Soultrane/John Coltrane 2-LP Hard Bop 1958
Dizzy Gillespie At Newport Big Band 1958
Freddie Hubbard Red Clay Post-Bop Soul Jazz 1970
Phineas Newborn Jr. A World of Piano! Hard Bop 1961
Bobby Timmons This Here Is Bobby Timmons Hard Bop Soul Jazz 1960
Johnny Griffin A Blowin' Session Hard Bop 1957
McCoy Tyner Sahara Post-Bop 1972
Thelonious Monk Misterioso Post-Bop 1958
Sun Ra and The Arkestra Sound of Joy Post-Bop 1968
Roy Haynes Out of the Afternoon Post-Bop 1962
Milt Jackson and John Coltrane Bags & Trane Cool Jazz 1961
Sonny Rollins East Broadway Run Down Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
Eric Dolphy with Booker Little Far Cry Post-Bop 1962
Bill Evans Conversations with Myself Post-Bop 1963
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Free for All Hard Bop 1965
Eric Dolphy Out There Post-Bop 1960
Eric Dolphy Outward Bound Hard Bop 1960
Art Blakey The Jazz Messengers Hard Bop 1956
Joe Henderson Mode for Joe Hard Bop 1966
Miles Davis In Person Friday Night at the Black Hawk, San Francisco Vol. 1 Hard Bop 1961
Yusef Lateef Live at Pep's Hard Bop 1964
Wynton Marsalis Live at Blues Alley Hard Bop 1988
Thelonious Monk The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall Hard Bop 1959
Thelonious Monk Thelonious in Action: Recorded at the Five Spot Cafe, New York City Hard Bop 1958
Gary Burton Duster Post-Bop 1967
Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House Hard Bop 1958
Charles Mingus Changes One Post-Bop 1975
Miles Davis & John Coltrane Live in Stockholm 1960 Hard Bop 1985
Miles Davis Filles de Kilimanjaro Post-Bop 1969
Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Flies High 1957
Phil Woods Musique du Bois Hard Bop 1974
Freddie Hubbard Open Sesame Hard Bop 1960
Eric Dolphy Iron Man Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
Clifford Brown Clifford Brown with Strings Hard Bop 1955
Jackie McLean One Step Beyond Post-Bop 1963
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith Post-Bop 1967
Sonny Rollins Plus 4 Hard Bop 1956
Hampton Hawes This Is Hampton Hawes: Vol. 2, The Trio Hard Bop 1956
Max Roach Max Roach + 4 Hard Bop 1956
Cecil Taylor Jazz Advance Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1956
Grant Green Born to Be Blue Hard Bop Cool Jazz 1985
Jackie McLean Destination... Out! Post-Bop 1964
Freddie Hubbard Ready for Freddie Hard Bop 1961
Tina Brooks True Blue Hard Bop 1960
Cannonball Adderley In San Francisco Hard Bop 1959
John Coltrane Coltrane Jazz Hard Bop 1961
Art Blakey Ugetsu/Thermo Hard Bop 1963
Charles Mingus Town Hall Concert Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1964
Kenny Dorham Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia Hard Bop 1956
Charles Mingus The Great Concert of Charles Mingus Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall Hard Bop 2005
John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound Hard Bop 1964
Art Farmer Farmer's Market Hard Bop 1958
Sonny Rollins Work Time Hard Bop 1956
Charles Mingus The Clown Post-Bop 1957
Blue Mitchell The Thing to Do Hard Bop 1964
Ike Quebec Blue and Sentimental Hard Bop 1961
Dizzy Gillespie Duets/Dizzy, Rollins & Stitt 1958
Freddie Hubbard Goin' Up Hard Bop 1961
Rahsaan Roland Kirk We Free Kings Hard Bop, Post-Bop 1962
Art Blakey Mosaic Hard Bop 1961
McCoy Tyner Trident Post-Bop 1975
Miles Davis Miles Davis All Star Sextet/Walkin' Hard Bop 1955
Sonny Rollins Newk's Time Hard Bop 1958
John Coltrane Coltrane Post-Bop Modal Jazz 1962
Sun Ra Arkestra Sunrise in Different Dimensions Post-Bop Free Jazz 1981
Bobby Hutcherson Dialogue Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz, Modal Jazz 1965
Sun Ra and His Arkestra Super-Sonic Jazz Post-Bop 1957
Thelonious Monk Live at the It Club Hard Bop 1982
Freddie Hubbard Breaking Point! Hard Bop 1964
Jackie McLean Bluesnik Hard Bop 1961
John Coltrane Afro Blue Impressions Hard Bop 1977
Booker Ervin The Freedom Book Post-Bop 1964
Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty Post-Bop 1960
Dexter Gordon Doin' Allright Hard Bop 1961
Krzysztof Komeda Astigmatic Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
Thelonious Monk At the Blackhawk Hard Bop 1960
Tina Brooks Back to the Tracks Hard Bop 1985
Andrew Hill Judgment! Post-Bop 1964
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P Post-Bop Jazz Fusion 1976
Grant Green Green Street Hard Bop 1961
Phineas Newborn Jr. The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr. Hard Bop 1963
Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Hard Bop 1957
Ornette Coleman Tomorrow Is the Question! Hard Bop 1959
Sam Rivers Contours Post-Bop Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus/Interstellar Low Ways Post-Bop 1965
Andrew Hill Black Fire Post-Bop 1964
Sam Rivers Fuchsia Swing Song Hard Bop 1965
Art Blakey At the Jazz Corner of the World Vol. 2 Hard Bop 1959
Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds Hard Bop 1961
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. - The Quintet Post-Bop 1977
Lee Morgan The Cooker Hard Bop 1958
Vijay Iyer Sextet Far from Over Post-Bop 2017
John Coltrane Newport '63 Post-Bop 1993